Since they escaped the clutches of the landed gentry and established a burgeoning market within the mainstream of fashion, Barbour have been punching well above their weight – making it now impossible to venture outside, on all but the most sweltering of days, and not see a hint of waxed green or tartan. Recently the brand has begun to wane somewhat, with people becoming tired of this Barbour-pollution in the form of both wax and padded jackets.
However, the great brand is back with a vengeance through the release of their camo-clad ‘Bourne’ wax jacket.
Strong prints are huge this summer and this piece is right on-trend. The ‘Bourne’, as with all of Barbour’s offerings, is exceptionally well made – having been created from waxed-cotton for a lighter, more breathable, fit.
Barbour have once again effortlessly incorporated up to the minute style into their own classic mould, as this jacket builds upon the below pockets and famous corduroy collar that is the staple of any Barbour enthusiasts diet. But even for those of you who scoff at the prevalence of this ancient company’s success, this piece offers a daring and, we think, brilliant twist on a beloved classic.
If its merit and easy style can’t convince you, then sheer patriotism should – what could be better to wear in this, the most British of years, and beyond? (Other than a union jacket clad blazer… and that’s just not cricket old boy!)
Even summer shouldn’t stop this beauty; roll up the sleeves and couple with a light cricket jumper or even a vest, for those chillier long British evenings. Furthermore, wear it with suit trousers, a printed shirt and a sense of pride for an on-trend, all English, fashion favourite.
Available now over at ASOS.